Footing

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Infographic: Basic Principles of Conditioning

August 20, 2014

Learn how to safely take your horse from flabby to fit step-by-step with our visual guide.... Read More

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Selecting a Round Pen

August 07, 2014

Here are some design and placement considerations.... Read More

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Del Mar Shifts Races Off Turf after Breakdowns

July 28, 2014

Del Mar moved the races to its main track Sunday following four breakdowns on the turf course since July 17. ... Read More

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Commentary: Keeping the Promise

July 22, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor shares thoughts on a promise to keep racehorses safe on all track surfaces.... Read More

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Information Collection Key in Maintaining Track Surfaces

July 10, 2014

Presenters discussed how improved information collection is helping to improve racetrack surfaces.... Read More

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Avoid Common Mistakes when Building an Outdoor Arena

June 08, 2014

Here are a few of the pitfalls that can arise when building an arena along with tips on how to avoid them.... Read More

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Arena Footing Discussed at FEI Sports Forum

April 28, 2014

One session reviewed the Equine Surfaces White Paper, a study on surfaces' effects horses orthopedic health.... Read More

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'Extensive' Study on Arena Surfaces Published

April 18, 2014

The study brings together the latest data on arena and turf surfaces and the effects these have on horses.... Read More

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Peterson: Be Proactive on Racetrack Surface Maintenance

April 14, 2014

Peterson told regulators racing surfaces shouldn't be considered the cause of fatal breakdowns. ... Read More

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Managing Mud on Horse Farms

February 20, 2014

Mud prevention requires long-range planning and a balance between managing horses and managing pastures.... Read More

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How to Prevent Mud

December 12, 2013

How to keep mud from becoming a mess at your farm.... Read More

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Choose Arena Footing

October 24, 2013

Carol Verbeeck gives objective information on materials used in arenas and helps you sift through options.... Read More

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For the Want of an Arena

June 25, 2013

Do you have your own arena and, if not, how do you cope?... Read More

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Pervious Concrete Reduces Equine Injury, Environmental Risks

March 25, 2013

Use pervious concrete in bathing or water-retaining areas to reduce injury risk and protect water resources.... Read More

Coarse washed sand drains well, is less dusty (than finer varieties of sand) in the summer months, and is “softer” in the winter months than other surfaces.

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Winter Paddock Footing for Horse Properties

January 21, 2013

How to choose the right footing for a winter paddock.... Read More

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Arena Maintenance's Effects on Horse Movement

October 16, 2012

Arena maintenance changes the surface's properties, which in turn alters horses' movement patterns.... Read More

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Creating a Sacrifice Area for Horses

August 11, 2012

Creating a sacrifice area can help protect horse pastures from wet weather or overgrazing.... Read More

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Footing Science for Horses

July 01, 2012

The field of footing science involves understanding how different kinds of footing affect equine health.... Read More

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Creating Hardened Surfaces in Horses' High-Traffic Areas

June 29, 2012

Owners should consider creating surfaces that minimize pastures damage and reduce horse health risks.... Read More

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Readers Share Recycling Ideas to Cut Costs Around the Barn

June 24, 2012

Horse owners share their tips for reusing select items to save money around the barn.... Read More

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How to Make Your Horse's Stall Safer

August 16, 2011

Dr. Christy Corp-Minamiji discusses how you can build a safe stall for horses or make an existing stall safer.... Read More

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Best Management Practices for Environmental Systems

May 25, 2011

Steps to take after heavy rains to prevent further soil loss, erosion, forage loss, and pasture damage.... Read More

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Study: Arena Footing Can Increase Risk of Injury

November 13, 2010

Every owner wants to provide the safest conditions for his or her equine athlete.... Read More

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The Fine Art of Footing at the Washington International Horse Show

October 08, 2010

The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) takes place Oct.26-31 in the nation's capital, and plans are already in the works to ensure the footing is up to the standard demanded by internationally ranked riders and their horses. "Hosting a ... Read More

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How to Keep Horses on a Small Property

August 23, 2010

How to give horses what they need in terms of turnout, shelter, grazing, and more.... Read More